Food recalls should always get our attention.
Too often, people are exposed to infections due to tainted food items. Other times, products are packed with the wrong labels or with ingredients that are not listed on the packaging. The latest announcements involving food recall impact products sold by Robber’s Roost Jerky. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service, ready-to-eat smoked beef and pork pepper stick jerky products are being recalled because they may have been contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
The fully cooked jerky products were produced on March 24, 2015. Units impacted by this recall include the 6″ individual Cryovac sticks sold as “Smoked Beef & Pork Pepper Stick.” Consumers can identify the items by the package code 032420150004.
The federal agency has indicated that the contamination issue was discovered after samples of the items were tested. Since the products were tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes, consumers impacted could be exposed to listeriosis, a serious infection that could put the elderly and consumers with weakened immune systems in danger.
FSIS and the Food and Drug Administration often report on food recalls. Consumers who are concerned about their safety should stay on top of the FDA and FSIS recall reports.
For more on this particular recall, you can follow this link.